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    MN - William Underhill, 20, Minneapolis, 1 March 1969

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/20774/16
    Case Information

    Status Missing
    First name William
    Middle name Campbell
    Last name Underhill
    Nickname/Alias
    Date last seen March 01, 1969 00:00
    Date entered 06/26/2013

    Age last seen 20 to years old
    Age now 69 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Male
    Height (inches) 73.0 to 75.0
    Weight (pounds) 170.0 to 180.0




    Brown hair, hazel eyes.
    William had polio as a child, also a dislocated shoulder as a teenager.
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    http://www.murraypilots1966.org/William_Underhill.html
    from Mary Underhill and Sarah Underhill Holm, Bill’s sisters (2016):



    In high school Bill played football and was on the wrestling team. He was tall and slim and loved the outdoors. He lifted weights and was an avid fisherman. He spent summers at Itasca, exploring, lifeguarding, finding adventure. In 1969, he was a student at the U of M, working, and living at home with his parents and sisters.



    Life wasn't always easy for Bill.



    In March 1969, he disappeared. He was 21. And we know little more now then we did then – that he’d gone to a party with friends, drank some, talked some, perhaps about Vietnam and his upcoming physical for the draft – and that he left the party abruptly, into the night, never to be seen again.



    Maybe he felt afraid, maybe brave, maybe he didn’t know what he felt or where to turn. Maybe he was broken-hearted, maybe he was in trouble. He had his life ahead of him – maybe the future would have meant his being drafted and serving in Vietnam. Maybe he would have come home, maybe not. It was a time in America not unlike these days, nearly 50 years later. We’ve imagined the worst in all its many forms.



    Somewhere his bones lie. We continue to want to find him, to bury his bones in earth, marked with flowers, and to somehow in someway put his spirit to rest in a peaceful place.



    We are grateful to you, the class of ’66, who knew him – vaguely or dearly – and who have shared your memories of him with us. Please continue to do so. And we will continue to look for him and love him and remain indebted for every bit of information – memory, suspicion, speculation, possibility, and detail – we are offered.



    Thank you.

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    http://www.tomhascallcole.com/billunderhill.html

    Bill Underhill 1965 Lake Itasca

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    Thank you so much! He was such a beautiful person.

    I believe his family has come to terms with the most likely scenario that he drowned in a nearby body of water the night of his disappearance. However, someone did say he called to tell them he was leaving and wouldnt say where he was going. So its possible he left to avoid the draft or impending charges for theft (i think it came out later that he had some theft charges brought against him that his family didnt know about). But based on what we know about him i cant imagine he would have cut off all ties with his family so i do suspect something bad befell him.

    Some additional photos:



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    Forgot to add that it is believed if he did disappear on purpose he would have been headed to Canada


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    I posted this in the UID thread but I thought I would post it here too. I think this is a possibility but the thing that does throw me off a bit is the rod in the femur... But still, worth a look. If William was going to Montreal he very well may have been going through NH.
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1716umnh.html

    Here is another one that I have been thinking about. The stats are slightly off however.
    https://www.identifyus.org/en/cases/4823

    This UID is my "best bet" for lack of better words. The reconstruction really reminds me of William and the stats aren't too far off.
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/499ummn.html

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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/271umab.html
    The height is off but that could just be an administration error or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ylva View Post
    I posted this in the UID thread but I thought I would post it here too. I think this is a possibility but the thing that does throw me off a bit is the rod in the femur... But still, worth a look. If William was going to Montreal he very well may have been going through NH.
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1716umnh.html

    Here is another one that I have been thinking about. The stats are slightly off however.
    https://www.identifyus.org/en/cases/4823

    This UID is my "best bet" for lack of better words. The reconstruction really reminds me of William and the stats aren't too far off.
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/499ummn.html
    Thanks for the suggestions!
    Funny, was going to post your first suggestion yesterday, the NH one , but got sidetracked..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions!
    Funny, was going to post your first suggestion yesterday, the NH one , but got sidetracked..
    Yeah this is one of the cases I always though could be William. Should I submit it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions!
    Funny, was going to post your first suggestion yesterday, the NH one , but got sidetracked..
    Weight is a bit high but height and timeline are solid. Really dont want this to be him though based on cause of death. Also William deserves a way more handsome reconstruction


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ylva View Post
    Yeah this is one of the cases I always though could be William. Should I submit it?
    Wondering what the other posters think, but you might as well, thanks!

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    I agree, the reconstruction doesn't look all too good. I will submit him tomorrow and let you all know what the response is!

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    Recent interview with Bill's sister, Mary:

    https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/u...11_31_50-08_00

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    I think it's absolutely worth submitting. I'm a bit suspicious because if one were to be going to Canada to avoid the draft and lives in Minnesota why go via NH? Maybe to throw people off? Do the less obvious?

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